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CBE-Life Sciences Education
written by Alison Crowe, Clarissa Dirks, and Mary Pat Wenderoth
This article discusses the Blooming Biology Tool (BBT), an assessment tool based on Bloom's Taxonomy developed by the authors of this paper. BBT aims to assist science faculty in better aligning their assessments with their teaching activities and to help students enhance their study skills and metacognition. The work presented here shows how assessment tools, such as the BBT, can be used to guide and enhance teaching and student learning in a discipline-specific manner in postsecondary education. The BBT was first designed and extensively tested for a study in which we ranked almost 600 science questions from college life science exams and standardized tests. The BBT was then implemented in three different collegiate settings. Implementation of the BBT helped us to adjust our teaching to better enhance our students' current mastery of the material, design questions at higher cognitive skills levels, and assist students in studying for college-level exams and in writing study questions at higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. From this work we also created a suite of complementary tools that can assist biology faculty in creating classroom materials and exams at the appropriate level of Bloom's Taxonomy and students to successfully develop and answer questions that require higher-order cognitive skills.
CBE-Life Sciences Education: Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 368-381
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Education - Applied Research
- Pedagogy
Education - Basic Research
- Achievement
- Assessment
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= Formative Assessment
= Instruments
= Methods
= Summative Assessment
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Statistics
- Student Characteristics
= Ability
= Skills
Other Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024
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best practice assessment, cognitive hierarchies, metacognition
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A. Crowe, C. Dirks, and M. Wenderoth, , CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 7 (4), 368 (2008), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024).
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A. Crowe, C. Dirks, and M. Wenderoth, Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom's Taxonomy to Enhance Student Learning in Biology, CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 7 (4), 368 (2008), <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024>.
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Crowe, A., Dirks, C., & Wenderoth, M. (2008, December 1). Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom's Taxonomy to Enhance Student Learning in Biology. CBE Life. Sci. Educ., 7(4), 368-381. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024
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Crowe, A, C. Dirks, and M. Wenderoth. "Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom's Taxonomy to Enhance Student Learning in Biology." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 7, no. 4, (December 1, 2008): 368-381, https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024 (accessed 20 April 2024).
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Crowe, Alison, Clarissa Dirks, and Mary Pat Wenderoth. "Biology in Bloom: Implementing Bloom's Taxonomy to Enhance Student Learning in Biology." CBE Life. Sci. Educ. 7.4 (2008): 368-381. 20 Apr. 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.08-05-0024>.
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